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Rutilated Quartz Cuff

Hand fabricated 18kt yellow gold, Oxidized Sterling silver cuff with yellow and orange flush and bezel set sapphires and a 17.21ct Rutilated Quartz.

Life’s Struggles

During the election cycle of 2020 I created this teapot in response to Trumps rhetoric about immigrants and all the possibilities of losing insurance etc. it is a fabricated, brass teapot with silver. It was crafted beautifully before I distressed…

Momento Series

Memento Mori Pendant Translated literally as “remember death,” a memento mori serves as a reminder of the inevitability of death, in order that life is then lived to its fullest. I carved this coffin-shaped amber to evoke a meaningful memory,…

Talisman of Resilience: Linglingo Drip Pendant

This pendant is a talisman of resilience. At the core is a symbol that has survived colonization for 600 plus years, the linglingo. It is one of the only surviving amulets from the Philippines, traditionally worn by the people of…

Pisces

As a designer and metalsmith I am inspired by our natural world. In this piece I wanted to showcase the grace of two pisces fish and the sparkle of bubbles through metal and diamonds. Using the technique of chasing and…

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Gleichgewicht is an ongoing body of graphic metalworks which catalog the voids we seek to fill, the equilibrium we long to attain. The bold visual language of vigilance reflects the raw nature of a corrosive society. Nüll link chains ponder…

Moving Target

Throughout all of human history, there has been a fascination with the idea of self. Whether it is crudely rendered with pigment and animal fat smeared on a cave wall or snapped on a phone and augmented with the latest…

Timelessness x 2

As a big fan of 1930’s and 40’s movies and fashion, I used to spend hours poring over archived editions of WWD, Look Magazine, Vogue and from the 50’s Jet and Ebony Magazines. The fit, the structure and expert tailoring…

Deity Pyramid Necklace

This sterling silver necklace is a symbol of divine femininity. The upside-down triangles, symbolic themselves, also feature a 3-dimensional bosom form. The hard points repeating along the neckline create hardness, while the tops of the pyramids are soft and rounded….

Singara

The most striking quality of my artwork is its vitality. I want my work to have pent-up energy, a graceful, intense life of its own; for it to be independent of the object it may represent. Art-making offers me a…

Waterpot

Jim Cotter handcrafts each piece of work, from start to finish, in his Minturn, Colorado studio. Specializing in the lost wax casting process his designs are full of movement, fluidity, and texture.  Jim is known as a maverick and pioneer…

Seasons

I find inspiration in the world around me; nature, shapes, colors, doors, buildings. You name it, everything has potential to be turned into jewelry. For this piece, I took inspiration from nature depicting changing seasons, namely, falling leaves, changing colors,…

Salt & Hewn

The way we adorn ourselves speaks a thousand words. The jewelry you will find here is meant to live with you. It is to take you to the casually luxurious and beyond. I make each piece with care and curiosity…

Oxidized Yellowstone Leaf Pendant With Keum Boo

I create unique textures utilizing original photographs I have taken in our National Parks. I etch the design into a texture plate and then roller print or emboss the design onto my metal. Each piece of jewelry in my Yellowstone…

Sunlight in Trees Necklace, detail

I am amazed by the complexity and beauty of the natural world. My ongoing series of work is focused on the origins of life on Earth, evolution, and the carbon cycle. As a jeweler and metalsmith, I am fascinated with…

Desert Rose

This cuff bracelet was designed using many of my favorite techniques. The organic textures of the silver were created using a flame. The ruby contrast the silver beautifully and the gold provides the perfect transition. The gray diamond set in…

Autumn Remembrance

My work is about remembering, love and longing, and finding solace through reflections of the past. By preserving memories and the stories they hold, in paper, metal, and enamel I am reconnected to those loved and lost and able to…

El Beso

This Neck Piece – El Beso – is part of a one of a kind series I made for my solo exhibition “Love” inspired in the best description of a Kiss I’ve ever read in my life by the master…

3-stone Bezel Set Emerald Cut Sapphire Ring

18K yellow gold bezel set emerald cut ring with one 4.55ct. certified vivid pink sapphire, one 3.04ct. orange sapphire, and one 2.01ct. teal sapphire, 9.60ct. total weight

HESPERUS NECKPIECE

ˈhɛspərəs/; Ancient Greek In Greek mythology, Hesperus, the evening star, was a divine figure associated with the waning light of day. The planetary play of the elements and their relationship with each other in an abstract composition inspired the piece….

Small Luna Moth

I work with my son Ethan. You can see us work in our studio on the jewelry episode of Craft in America.  

Ruby Slice, Diamond, and Gold Hexagon Earrings

I produce fine contemporary jewelry and other metal designs primarily in the precious metals of gold, silver, palladium, and platinum. These are often further defined with the addition of texturing, gemstones and other unique lapidary, or resin inlay. “Clean. Crisp….

Folia and Arrow Earrings and Necklace

I strive to help people give new life to old jewelry that isn’t worn anymore and this customer chose to use my Folia fringe-style earring design and sketched the arrow pendant using the leaflets from my leaf-style Folia design as…

The Upside Down Lantern

Here is my first attempt at “The Upside Down” lantern. Inspired by the houses in “Stranger Things” and complete with the gate between the two worlds in the floor. You can wear /or hang/ the lantern both ways – the…

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